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Snack Time: Hummus & Pita Chips

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Hummus

This makes enough for 4-6 people to share. Try eating hummus with pita chips or fresh slices of cucumber.

Equipment:
blender or food processor
rubber spatula
small bowl

Ingredients

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
¼ cup tahini
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons olive oil

1.Place all ingredients except olive oil in blender or food processor and blend or process until smooth.

2.If hummus is thicker than you like, add olive oil and blend or process again until smooth.

3.Place hummus in bowl and serve.

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